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COMPUTER SCIENCE Mercer University College of Liberal Arts. Two Degree Programs. Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Arts. Three Majors. Computer Science Information Science and Technology Computational Science (BS only). Features of CSC.

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Computer science mercer university college of liberal arts
COMPUTER SCIENCE Mercer UniversityCollege of Liberal Arts


Two degree programs
Two Degree Programs

  • Bachelor of Science

  • Bachelor of Arts


Three majors
Three Majors

  • Computer Science

  • Information Science and Technology

  • Computational Science (BS only)


Features of csc
Features of CSC

  • Emphasizes problem analysis and design of computer solutions

  • Programming done in Java and C++

  • Developing and testing software as an individual and in group settings


Features of ist
Features of IST

  • More applied than CSC major

  • Core introduces:

    • Databases

    • Networks

    • Operating Systems

    • Web Development

    • Programming

  • Students can select an emphasis area from the following:

    • Computer Networks

    • Internet Development

    • Database Design and Administration

    • Programming


Features of computational science
Features of Computational Science

  • Collaboration with sciences and mathematics

  • Coursework in: computer science, applied math, and a specific science discipline

  • Works well with pre-med track


Strengths of csc department
Strengths of CSC Department

  • BS degee in CSC is CAC Accredited

    • One of five schools in the state of Georgia

    • The only private school in Georgia

    • Obtained 6V accreditation during last visit

  • Great Faculty and Staff

    • 7 full-time faculty all with Ph.D.

    • 1 half-time faculty with Ph.D.

    • Systems Administrator


Computer facilities
Computer Facilities

  • 5 Computer Labs – Fast Ethernet network with firewall security. Computers dual-boot into Windows XP or Red Hat Linux

  • New hands-on Networking Lab with switches and Cisco routers

  • 24-Hour computer lab with Bear Card access

  • Full time systems administrator to keep all the computers and network running


Certification exams
Certification Exams

  • VUE Testing Center

    • Convenient

    • Some classes include vouchers

    • Available to students, staff, and faculty

    • MCSE

    • CCNA

    • A+


Degree certification
Degree + Certification

  • Industry recognized certification

  • Improves employment options

  • Hands-on skills


What can i do with a csc or ist major
What Can I Do With a CSC or IST Major

  • Software Design

  • Web Page Design

  • Graphics Design

  • Network Administrator

  • Database Manager

  • Systems Manager


Job projections
Job Projections

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that there will be 957,000 new jobs in Computing by the year 2014.


What salary can i expect
What Salary Can I Expect?

  • Our graduates are typically starting at $50,000 or above

  • In Georgia, the average starting salary for a Bachelor’s degree is $50,000 according to the Georgia Department of Labor




Student groups
Student Groups

  • ACM Student Computer Club

    • Programming Teams – Binary Bears

    • Cyber Defense Teams

    • Student Colloquium Series

  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon Honor Society


Binary bears programming teams practice and socialize
Binary BearsProgramming Teams Practice and Socialize







Who to contact
Who To Contact

Dr. David Cozart

cozart_dl@mercer.edu

(478) 301-4087

See our Web site at:

www.cs.mercer.edu